One of the unsung heroes of 60’s rock, famed as one of its best live acts and one of its most enduring forces, Canned Heat, are on their way down
One of the unsung heroes of 60’s rock, famed as one of its best live acts and one of its most enduring forces, Canned Heat, are on their way down under. They have been a global phenomenon for 40 years, when they first gained international attention and secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (alongside Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and as headliners at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Their take on modern electric Blues, Rock and Boogie has earned them a loyal following and influenced many aspiring guitarists and bands during the past four decades. Their Top 40 Country-Blues-Rock songs, “On The Road Again,” “Let’s Work Together,” and “Going Up The Country,” became anthems throughout the world with the latter being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock. Their cover version of Wilbert Harrison’s “Let’s Work Together” was actually their biggest hit as it rose to No. 1 in 31 different countries around the world. Canned Heat come back to Australia next year to share their unique blend of boogie-blues with audiences at The Wedge!
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